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Safe Roads Now: Does more technology make roads safer?

Posted: 4:53 PM, Oct 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-05 21:46:09-04
Does more technology to make roads safer?

With hands-free driving, voice activation and monitoring indicators on the dashboard, vehicles manufacturers are doing what they can to help drivers be safer. 

But some say that all of the advancements in technology have led some to believe drivers are just trading one distraction for another. 

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Pat Venditte with the Cornhusker Driving School will tell you the human mind is linear and multitasking behind the wheel with constant stimuli is not our forte. 

"With respect to new technology that seems to be coming to reality, I think all and all the driver still needs to maintain control," he said. 

Jake Seymour, an Omaha car salesman, believes the newer features are helpful for drivers. 

"It's just basically a second set of eyes," he said. "A tool to help them see what they can't see and pay attention to what they're not paying attention to."